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CSPAN
Dec 9, 2011 8:00pm EST
seems to be right on a lot of key issues including border problems, drugs, violence on the texas mexico border, the need for education. he has controversial things like putting a gasoline tax on. all of these issues, his legacy really invigorates our current debate. >> for many americans outside of texas, 1992 was perhaps their introduction to ross perot. he had been on the national stage for a while. in the late 1980's, he began speaking out about these issues that he was concerned about. we looked in our video library and our first coverage of ross perot was in 1987. here he is speaking before the american bankers association that year. >> let's look at where we are and take the rose colored glasses off. all of these people saying the fundamentals are sound, i think we have had enough doctors feel good. i think we are tough enough to take bad news. i think it is time to look at the facts. we have a three trillion dollar debt by 1988. our debt is being funded by four nations at this point. the greatest nation in the history of man does not have the will to past -- we continue to
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2011 10:30am EST
, violence on the texas-mexico border, the need for education. he has controversial things like putting on a gasoline tax. all of these issues, his legacy really invigorates our current debate. >> for many americans outside of texas, 1992 was perhaps their introduction to ross perot. he had been on the national stage for a while. in the late 1980's, he began speaking out about these issues that he was concerned about. we looked in our video library and our first coverage of ross perot was in 1987. here he is speaking before the american bankers association that year. >> let's look at where we are and take the rose colored glasses off. all of these people saying the fundamentals are sound, i think we have had enough doctor feelgood. i think we are tough enough to take bad news. i think it is time to look at the facts. we have a $3 trillion debt by 1988. our debt is being funded by foreign nations at this point. the greatest nation in the history of man does not have the will to past -- we continue to pass resolutions that put us deeper into debt and we have given up trying to liv
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2011 8:00pm EST
express. >> our next call comes from john calling from san antonio, texas. sit back and give me a few minutes if you do not host: mind not a few minutes, we do not have that much time. caller: nobody has really talked about government sacrifice. the only way you are going to solve what you have, you cannot continue to pay government employees more money than we taxpayers can afford to pay. any business or they pay more money out to the employees -- we pay more money to the employees that the company takes in, that company is going to be bankrupt or seek protection while he gets rid of the problems he created by paying so much money to so many people. it is the same thing with you guys in congress. you have janitor's making $69,000 in the public sector while objectors who paid their wages in the private sector only makes $20,000. i am sorry, you are not worth it. if you want to cut the, cut the department of education. don't cut it over 10 years, cut it over one day. at the department of energy. but it today. that is a real cut. anything else, 5% here or 10% there, those are not real c
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2011 5:00pm EST
minutes. mrs. adams: mr. speaker, october, 2010, a 31-year-old texas man committed suicide. he said, thanks, bath salts. january, 2011, in panama city, florida, a daughter tried to attack her mother with a machete before fleeing the scene. she spent several days taking bath salts. an army sergeant killed his wife following a police chase. both had chemically altered bath salts. the couple's son was found dead with a plastic bag over his head and bruises on his body. these incidents led many states, including my home state of florida, to outlaw these often dangerous and deadly substances. . i added chemicals added to bath salts to induce a drug high to schedule i of the controlled substances act. these substances are not marketed for human consumption. this also is why i have joined representative charlie dent in his work to bring h.r. 1254, which includes the billing i introduced in april to the floor today. you have heard no research can be conducted if this passes, but those claims are false. they can be conducted. research will continue to be done on schedule i chemicals. just li
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2011 10:30am EST
, texas who rode," hey dad, it is cool you are in italy so when are you coming back because i already know what i want for christmas." [laughter] just keep it straight forward. of course we also have many of the traditional holiday favorites alongside these tributes to our military families. we have 37 christmas trees here at the white house, 37! that is a lot, right? we also have a 400-pound white house gingerbread house. 400 pounds -- and also in several of the rooms and this is something you all have to look for, we have
CSPAN
Dec 20, 2011 7:00am EST
right now. host: texas. caller: i like to point out something with all the things going on between the republicans, the democrats, back in december 1994, clinton pushed through on fast fact. -- fast track. i know you understand what fast- track is. the wto law for which we went into a five-year probationary period, and then on january 1, 2000, all broke loose because it all went down like a rocket, starting with stocks, starting with the interest rates, and also the same time it took about five years after that and that would be about 2002, the industry started leading slowly. and as the year one on, they started moving up faster to places like china. you have general motors over there right now in china. you have a lot of big corporations in china. a last one that left this country was rand. unless you get the manufacturing base back in and create the terrace, you will not have small business, would you call the backbone of this country, and i will tell you, that is incorrect in will never be. host: a republican from texas. guest: what you're talking about is the ability of americ
CSPAN
Dec 13, 2011 10:00am EST
colleague and friend, congressman ted poe from texas, the chief republican co-sponsor. it builds on current united states efforts, not by increasing funds. make no mistake. i hope we do increase the investment around the globe. but right now this legislation will increase effectively, transparency and accountability. given the strains on federal resources and the depth of the need, it is essential we target our efforts as efficiently as possible. the water for the world act gives the state department and usaid tools to leverage investments. it helps elevate positions within the agency to coordinate diplomatic policy and implement country-specific water strategies. the house foreign operations appropriations subcommittee, under the leadership of kay granger and nita lowey, have done the best they can in this difficult budget climate with resources for poor people with water around the world. now, congress needs to step up to make sure that these precious resources are used as effectively as possible. i sincerely hope my colleagues will join congressman poe and me in co-sponsoring the
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2011 1:00pm EST
a common practice for that to usually involve compensation. host: for worth, texas. susan, democratic line. caller: i have a couple of brief statements i would like responded to. history shows that after every republican administration, there has been a big financial disaster that has to be cleaned up. and another statement is, my understanding is our founding fathers worked for religious freedom, that the pilgrims that came over, came over to get away from religious persecution. and i equate what is going on now as extreme -- compared to extreme islam and other extreme religions. and the debt that was created was created by cheney-bush buy things they did not put on the books. and president obama did put them on the books. it makes it look bad for him, which is the things that cheney-bush did not put on the books. host: matthew strawn? guest: i think the one thing i will point out when it comes to increasing the debt on not just our current generation but future generations in washington, i think a lot of that, when you look at the debt that has accrued over the last two
CSPAN
Dec 21, 2011 7:00am EST
. host: jackie, democratic line, dallas, texas, good morning. caller: i think that the senate, doing what they are doing, the senate recently wanted the one year to have the tax cut extended. republicans did not want that. everything that the republicans asked for, the senate gave it to them. now it is boehner and the republicans who are saying that we need to come back and do our jobs. well, what good is it going to before a committee -- they had the super 8 committee and nothing could get resolved. they had the debt ceiling, nothing could be resolved. they wanted -- they want the president to say that that is what they said, and i do not blame the senate. the democrats need to stand up. they have tried to work with republicans, work with republicans. now the republicans are in such hot water, they want to blame it on the democrats. host: the house puts the tax cut in limbo, the house floor yesterday entering to -- agreeing to enter negotiations. phil joins us on the republican line, from boston. caller: the tea party republicans are doing exactly what they were elected to do. they
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2011 10:00am EST
texas governor rick perry. he is also in spencer, and you will be able to watch coverage of his campaign live at noon eastern time. later, rick santorum is holding a town hall in cairo. we hope to bring that to you later today as well. lots of candidates spending time in iowa before the caucuses are held january 3. just to let you know, in the senate today, for your votes are being taken up here the two- month extension of the social security payroll tax cut has passed the senate. that will go to the house possibly as soon as monday, and they will also be dealing with the government spending bill, a disaster aid bill, and a fourth bill to pay for that aid. the payroll tax cut extension includes an extension of unemployment benefits up to 59 weeks and a freeze on scheduled cuts in medicare payments to doctors. we're bringing you live coverage over on our companion network, c-span2. >> again, we are here in spencer, iowa. michele bachmann, republican presidential candidate, is expected here shortly. we will come back to the room here as soon as she is a riding, but for the time be
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2011 10:00am EST
from texas, mr. hinojosa, for five minutes. mr. hinojosa: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. hinojosa: mr. speaker, it is with great sadness that i rise to urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass the american dream act. this past weekend i learned of the tragic death of joaquin luna, a senior student at juarez lincoln high school in mission, texas, who took his life because he believed that he would never be able to fulfill his dream of becoming an engineer, earning his citizenship and leading a full and prosperous life in america. brought to the united states as an infant, joaquin attended our nation's public schools, played the guitar at his church and hoped to go to college and achieve the american dream. i cannot express the sorrow i feel on the loss of such a talented young man. i want to extend my heart felt condolences to joaquin's family and friends. i cannot imagine the pain they are suffering. it is heartbreaking to know that many of us in the u.s. house of representatives passed the dre
CSPAN
Dec 13, 2011 1:00pm EST
gentleman from bryan, texas, mr. flores. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. dreier: 1/2 -- 2 1/2 minutes. the speaker pro tempore: 2 1/2 minutes. mr. flores: mr. speaker, i'm here to talk about options for american middle-class jobs and american energy security. i want to talk about two real-world examples that highlights the differences between president obama's plan and the g.o.p. plan for america's job creators. option a is obama's plan. option b is the g.o.p. plan. here are the examples. under option a, solyndra. option b, the keystone x.l. pipeline. how many part-time jobs were created under option a? 1,000. they've come and gone. under keystone x.l. pipeline, over 20,000. how many full-time jobs from solyndra? none. they're gone. how many full-time jobs from option b, the keystone x.l. pipeline? thousands. what did option a do for americans' improvement energy security? nothing. how about for option b? yes, we get improved american energy security. reduce demand for middle eastern oil. solyndra provided none. keystone x.l. pipeline will red
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2011 2:00pm EST
first lady of texas, anita perry. she is a native of the small town of haskell. she is a professional nurse, has been so for 17 years, and is just about the best asset the governor has. i hand it over to the first lady of texas. >> thank you. good morning, everybody. thank you. great to be in fort dodge, iowa, where i understand i can get a great cup of coffee at bloomers. so thank you. thank you all for joining us today. we are so excited to be here. we have had a great trip. we're going to finish strong in iowa. i'm going to tell you a little bit about a man i have known since i was 8 years old. we dated for 16 years. we have been married for 29. we have our children with us today, and want to say there is not a lot about rick perry that i do not know. it is new year's eve. my new year's resolution is going to be i'm going to do everything i can to help get a true leader, a conservative leader elected to the presidency of the united states. [applause] he volunteers for the air force after he graduated from texas a&m. i am so proud of that. i am concerned about our country. i am conc
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2011 7:00am EST
your comments about newt gingrich. houston, texas, tiffany, good morning. caller: good morning. i have watched the debates. hoenstly -- honestly, they are all awful. i'm not saying that as a democrat. i am saying that as a human being. they need to really look at these candidates, the harassment, the affairs. it is a bunch of drama. host: who do you think would be the toughest candidate for obama to be to? -- to beat? caller: honestly, none of them. i think he is going to win. newt was kicked out of congress on ethics things. people need to stop looking at fox news and get their facts straight. i have watched fox news. it is a show. it is ridiculous. they are not getting the facts straight. i watch msnbc and i get my facts. i just honestly think that he is going to win again. i listened to a 90-year-old woman -- he needs congress. you have one man trying to do everything. congress is not going to do anything. republicans do not get is he needs congress. they do not want to help, they do not want to do anything. they want to see him fail. it is just going to get worse. thank you. h
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2011 8:00pm EST
eagle scout. he has served the state of texas as governor for more than a decade. his home state has created more than 1 million jobs during his tenure as governor, even as america has lost jobs. please welcome america's jobs governor and a candidate for the republican nomination, rick perry. [applause] >> thank you. we were doing business over there, selling coffee. listen, to the blue strawberry folks, thank you for opening this up. we are all about doing some economic development, so we are going to sell some coffee while we are in here too, and maybe a pastry or two. cathy, by the way, thank you for your work, your service and everything. in the brigadier-general is your summer. where are you? i want to say hello to him, a great air force veteran, a real aircraft commander. as a matter of fact, i am going to talk about our military men and women and our active duty folks in just a second. how many veterans are here? let me say, thank you for your service. god bless you. we get to do this, we get to go out and speak up about our government -- from time to time, we can speak agains
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2011 9:30pm EST
governor of the state of texas. we treated over 1 million jobs as america lost over 2 million jobs. i want to talk about one other issue. the congressman spoke about this, i can diagram the problems we have in america today. the direct line between washington dc and wall street. the idea of the troubled asset relief program, $7.70 trillion we did not know is being put into these banks. this is what america is upset about. it will take an outsider to put our and the model of taxes and regulation, to balance the budget with 18% of gdp. an outsider like rick perry is going to do this. >> michelle bodman? >> one of our former competitors reminded us of 9 9 9. i'd like the win, win, win plan. i am of former federal tax lawyer. we will create millions of dollars if we abolish the tax code. there is the pro-growth policy, not just by lowering the rates of businesses but individuals as well. making this apply the same to all americans. something else i want to do with my tax code policy is make certain that everyone pays something. 40% pay nothing in the federal income tax. with the americ
CSPAN
Dec 13, 2011 8:00pm EST
the bill and yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. smith: let me try to address the concerns of two of my colleagues on the judiciary committee, and i want to re-emphasize that extra territorial laws do not require that the conduct be illegal in foreign countries. congress has enacted numerous laws and rarely hinges on whether the conduct is criminalized in the foreign country. terrorism, drug-related, money laundering, child soldiers, these are extra territorial offenses that do not require that the conduct be against the law in a foreign country. most statutes don't even require that the criminal engage in illegal conduct inside the united states either. if they engage in terrorism or money laundering and come into the u.s., they can be prosecuted. the issue of conduct is not addressed in extraterritorial laws, but in extradition treat yees. the treat yees do not require that the conduct be illegal in foreign countries. before the u.s. can extradite anyone, it must first establish dual criminal atlanta. it is the principle that the crime
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2011 7:00am EST
and vote for him. host: john, a republican in cleveland, texas. is that right? good morning. caller: good morning. republican. host: go ahead. caller: i do not think that changing congressman and doing all this in one fell swoop will do the right thing. we need to get banking bailouts out of our system and return to some kind of a reasonable standard, as set out in our constitution. same as the state of utah right now. until we do that, we have a zero outlook on the economy. host: what do you think about the federal reserve? caller: it needs to go. any student of history should know that. host: here is the "washington times" on the federal reserve. host: this is "the washington times." cindy is a democrat in stevens nville, maryland. host: i believe taxes are a -- caller: i believe taxes are a patriotic duty. if they leave the united states with more than 75% of the employees, then they should not be able to trade on the u.s. stocks exchange. my profit sharing is in that stock exchange. these ceo's are drawing out millions a year. that comes out of the shareholders' money, which com
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2011 8:00pm EST
texas. he is an attorney. >> i understand there is no room right now, but we will consider the request in just a minute. as much as i would like to have a texas colleague up at the podium. >> you have a few, but he is not one. >> we certainly appreciate his expertise on the subject. let's wait until we have room and we will take it up at that point. >> the gentleman from virginia, mr. scott, is recognized for an opening statement. >> i join my colleagues in welcoming the attorney general this morning. i understand nivea -- the invitation to the attorney general to his pacifically reference gun trafficking in the southwest border. we have the opportunity to discuss with him the positive steps we must take to protect our citizens from illegal firearms. i am heartened that he recognizes the smartest and most effective way to protect ourselves from crime is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. with respect to preventing firearm violence, there are steps we can take to reduce the total of injured and murdered. there are steps we must take in order to enhance the ability of law e
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2011 6:30pm EST
industry that is espn or the operator. i do not know why the texas longhorns get their own network and get paid -- sports money is frequently high. is there a limit? reports that the nfl wants a 60% increase in media rates. where is the new hampshire as protection? most of the industries are exempted from the kinds of constraints that would normally not be permitted. i think the nfl is one of the finest from businesses in america. but they negotiate on behalf of the entire league. is one package. you cannot play one of the other. there are good reasons why they do that. is one of the smartest business models out there. that leads to an ever escalating problem with these that have to be funneled through the system. the challenges that is observed by saying he is being has to cover its costs from an operator who was to turn it around and cover its costs for a consumer. a huge chunks are not sure there would want that, but they will have to be part of the subsidization. that is open up to the point. i think the anxiety in people's hearts and minds is maybe not today, maybe not tomorro
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2011 10:25pm EST
plan calls $1 billion, it is bs. when perry says that he created 50,000 taxpayer funded jobs in texas, that is bs. when herman cain talks about balancing the budget, it is absolutely, totally impossible. but i do worry about whether or not someone growing up with an ipad will have a sense of where there is an error of authority. you work for a network news operation which is in some ways imperil the by some of the very technology that it is employing. a quick demonstration cairo, and i do not have to wait for my friend brian williams. i will not wait for bryan williams, because whether it is on my mobile device or on my mac, i'll be seeing dozens of video from tahrir square. i have no clue who i might trust. how do i sort that out, not hating on consumer journalist, but the guy at patterson, new jersey, going on youtube, and there are 50 videos of the demonstrations? >> i have to disagree with you. maybe i am not wearing a blue blazer. >> our pants a different color. >> that said, there is nothing wrong with these people speaking up. there is no reason to abandon ethics and at that sa
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2011 7:00am EST
in oil? thank you. host: texas. james, independent line. caare you with us? caller: hello? yes -- yeah, i want to talk about the relationship between iraq and america. host: what do you think? caller: i do not think we suggest -- i think we should get our troops back and not look back and more. we took the bad guy out and now it is up to them. i think american troops should be minding their own business and coming back and spending the money we spent over here. host: let's go to our next caller -- missouri on our democrats' line. caller: the gods are dead but in their name humanity is sold in maine, the tinsel priest sit- down with proffer is at the fees, blessed the -- garland around the butchers' sword and poor freely now as then the sacramento blood of man. host: what does that mean? look and some other stories in the news. climate talk wraps up. here is how "the washington post" is reviewing the story -- there's other coverage of that throughout the newspapers today. other stories that we can look at here. it congress close to a deal on spending, this story from "the washin
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2011 7:00am EST
of outcome that was not discussed here this morning. >> austin, texas, a republican, go ahead. caller: i am ashamed of the republicans. reagan raised taxes 11 times while he was in office. annie gave amnesty to illegal immigrants. by now the republican party is screaming because they want to give a payroll tax to people that are working. why weren't they screaming and saying that this is going to cost money and they cannot afford to do this? when it came to the rich, they said, we can give them a free ride, we can cut their taxes, and never mentioned anything about where that money was coming from. that is why we are in the debt that we're in right now because of they gave all that money to the rich. guest: an important contrasts. around the turn of the 2000's when we saw the president and congress move forward with billionaire task cuts, the cost of two wars, medicare part d., the pharmaceutical situation, all that was promoted as spending with never having to pay for. in his passion -- in this package, there is a pay for. we do it professionally and honorably, and this is the extens
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2011 2:00pm EST
texas was talking about the full faith and credit clause. congressional leadership going back as far as i can remember was inclined to overuse people's faith and credit clause to shelter us. there have been arguments made by house counsel supported by the leadership of both parties. the full faith and credit clause had great purpose in the 1500's. it was to prevent king james from prosecuting members of congress who said things they did not want them to set. in addition to what we are doing, it is important for the members to be ready. we need to have a session without our leadership. people should not be prosecuted for the things they say on the floor for survival or other reasons. i keep saying full faith and credit. i meant full speech and debate. i asked for immunity for having made that mistake. >> i must tell you how much i appreciate your comments. we no longer have the necessity for protecting the list 0-- journalists from stalling. >> people argue that it immunize people from being prosecuted for taking bribes. we do not want to do that. we have a tendency to overreact. >> with
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2011 7:00am EST
stricter rules for buying and selling stocks for members of congress. ry moran from texas about the payroll tax cut. and then our guest is drake bennett of "bloomberg business week." >> this is a make or break moment for the middle class and for all of those who are fighting to get into the middle class. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] host: that was president obama in kansas, about 50 miles southwest of kansas city, talking about the economy and the middle-class. we want to get your reaction on "washington journal" to president obama's 55-minute speech yesterday. 202 is the area code. we divided our numbers a little bit differently this segment -- of course, you can always send a tweet as well -- hyphen in cspan in that case. and our e-mail address, yes, there is a hyphen. finally, you continue the conversation on facebook. no hypen. a little bit more from the present. >> in 1910, teddy roosevelt came here, and he laid out his vision for what he called a new nationalism. our country, he said, means not
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2011 10:00am EST
coverage coming up on c-span. anita perry, the white of texas governor and republican presidential candidates, rick perry, is in new hampshire today. you can watch her meet and greet residents live at 3:00 eastern here on c-span. -- live today at 1:00 eastern. hear what the candidates are saying at the newly designed web site for campaign 2012. >> i say if you cannot live with the nuclear iran, and i cannot comment that you have to decide what to do. i think all options are on the table. >> your question was, who is the proven constitutional conservative in this race? that would be me. >> read the latest conduct -- commons from political reporters all at c-span.org/campaign2012. the u.s. house is in session today. they are in recess subject to the call of the chair. they will return of about 4:00 for debate on five suspension bills. earlier today it house speaker boehner said the house will likely defeat the bill. more votes expected this evening. live coverage of the house is later today here on c-span, probably around 4:00 p.m. eastern. right now from this morning's "washington j
CSPAN
Dec 16, 2011 9:00am EST
texas rise? mr. poe: i ask permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. poe: mr. speaker, in the piney woods of east texas, the small town of athens in henderson county is getting ready for the holidays. a group of local volunteers with keep athens beautiful has placed a nativity scene on the corner of the courthouse square. it has been there for the last 10 years with no complaints from residents. but a group of out-of-towners, not from athens, not from texas, but 1,000 miles away in wisconsin has self-righteously objected to the nativity scene. the anti-religious hate group demands that baby jesus be evicted from the courthouse lawn. he said no local citizen has complained about the scene, the judge said, and he doesn't care what someone from wisconsin thinks. he even invited other religious groups to use the courthouse square but no one has asked to do so. the county officials do not appear to be succumbing to the intimidation tactics to the groups that want to censor the action. one said, we will remove
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2011 8:00pm EST
the university of texas and i was asked to go with them. it was right after president eisenhower had suffered his heart attack. lyndon johnson, the majority leader of the senate, had also suffered a heart attack. we were to spend the night at lyndon's ranch. we got there late. mrs. johnson was very upset because the doctor told her that lyndon johnson should be sleeping. and he was up until 2:00 in the morning. on the way home, just the two of us for traveling. adlai stevenson said to me, if i want the nomination next year, i will have to run in the primaries. i said, they are right. if president eisenhower does not run, every democrat is going to want the nomination and you'll have to fight for it. if president eisenhower does run, you ought to forget about it. he said, i am not going to run in those primaries. i am not going to be a candidate like i am running for sheriff. i am not going to do it. of course, he ended up doing it because that is the way the system operated. >> joe in los angeles, we are talking about adlai stevenson. go ahead with your comments. >> i want to jump ah
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2011 8:00pm EST
, 2011, the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader. ms. jackson lee: thank you very much, mr. speaker. and i almost don't know where to start but let me first of all indicate my privilege to be yielded the hour as the represent thoif minority leader , and also to be be privileged to discuss some of the issues of the congressional black caucus that have been a leader along with our chairman emanuel cleaver and our officers and those of us who have worked on these issues on the question of jobs for america. i almost don't know where to start but first of all let me say happy holiday to my colleagues and in this season of giving and joy, i acknowledge how special a time it is for families to come together. i would care to, if you will, try to get equipment working, which is -- a little difficult. i need the two posters, please. but i do want to start on some of the comments of my friend and colleague from texas and i'm delighted to have him act knowledge that we cannot condemn one faith as it relates to the harm that terr
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2011 6:00am EST
arabia. he said we would rather build in pennsylvania, but we could not count on the regulators to texas -- let us get access to the natural gas. we are talking about tens of thousands of jobs because of that decision. it is like the keystone pipeline decision. let's get our own energy in this country and that will help create jobs. you have to get the role of lot to get the environment right. what do i mean by that? we have something today called the crony capitalism or the president takes care of his friends. obamacare for instance. these units are give it -- the unions are given waivers. they do not have to worry about that burden because they are his friends. boeing is told they cannot build a factory in south carolina employing people because south carolina is not a union state. and this is an example of people up. indifference to positions of power with and give paybacks to the people who helped them out. we have to go back to the rule of law. we have to have institutions that create human capital. capitalism is about human capital. it is about education, immigration policies that
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Dec 11, 2011 6:30pm EST
the most likely to defeat obama in the election. last week in the state of texas, mitt romney met with george h. w. bush,. paradise valley is represented in the house by the son of the former vice president. this is just over 15 minutes. ♪ >> thank you, guys. thank you. welcome, everyone. the american dream. the american dream, you don't wake up one day and all of your dreams become reality. you have to earn less in america. that is the way our country has made such great strides, freedom, not only in freedom of speech but freedom of religion. many of us who are attracted to governor mitt romney understand that our economy is struggling. the very economy that has made us strong and kept us free must be preserved. when we look at the future of america, many of us see that this is uncertain and we have a president who is wrong on the economy. and we have so many candidates out there seeking the office of president but there is only one who has worked 25 years in the private sector who understands the free market and job creation. this is something american needs, desperately. at t
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Dec 25, 2011 10:50am EST
like to thank emily owens and wish you a happy birthday. [applause] she is from texas but she has understood almost from the beginning that this task to remain as it is, not as others would want it to be. she is the one who has worked diligently and tirelessly on the pinpoint heritage museum and it is wonderful. again, i feel almost guilty talking about it since you all did the work and you all are from here. i would like to thank my good friend in absentia, harlan crow, who against my better advised insisted he would preserve the heart of this community from the bulldozer's blade dr. furtig, you remember meeting him. i told you what i said about so many of the people here. he was a good man. if i were him, i would not have done it because people insist on ulterior motives and they come up with their own narratives. people cannot do things for goodness. my grandfather used to often make us drop vessels off to people's houses when we had too much -- dropped vegetables off to people's houses when we had too much because it was the right thing to do. how many people drop to fish off
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Dec 27, 2011 1:00pm EST
louisiana, alabama, and texas, which have greatly reduced incarcerated children by 50% have not experienced a rise in youth crime. the sad irony is that as many as 3/4 of the young people incarcerated in these often brutal facilities have themselves often been victims of trauma and violence in their own lives. they are more likely, rather than less likely, to commit violent acts. you would be hard pressed if you tried to design and less effective response to a child's exposure to violence. locking them up in an overcrowded, depressing, frightening condition with other children, who have similar problems, and have little to no privacy, then they should provide a decent education rather than neglect to address the trauma and family issues that contribute to this behavior. releasing him or her to the streets, with little hope for the future of promise or possibility. this is not a recipe for success. the report was published one month ago, no place for kids -- it provides considerable detail on the flaws of these systems and recommends replacing them with evidence test based -- evi
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Dec 29, 2011 5:00pm EST
to january 3. we are operating under the rules passed by the rnc and dnc. host: texas. lawrence, a democrat. caller: i have two statements that i would like to address and some of the previous callers did not get to. i cannot understand why republicans continue to do is blame barack obama for all of the downfall. when you come on and make a statement that we are here to remove barack obama, what do you think american people think? is it the only reason you want to get a republican in there, to remove barack obama? and you have to look at the candidates you have. for america to come back strong, we need the best candidates -- no matter independent, republican, whatever and they are. that is we need in office. not just put anybody in there because they are republican. i will shut up and listen to what you have to say. guest: sure, thank you for the call. it is not just about replacing a person in the white house but about replacing the principles and policies we have seen from the president. what we have seen from the president is unsustainable spending. we've got a $15 trillion debt
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Dec 22, 2011 1:00am EST
negotiating in january? >> well, again, i think that the voices of the people from west virginia, texas, connecticut and everywhere else are going to be heard. but let's be clear: great progress was made in the senate. there are ways to do this for a year that everybody, we believe, can agree on -- certainly, at least, the president, senate republicans and senate democrats, as well as house democrats. i mean, there's one -- speaking of isolation -- i mean, there's one isolated group here that doesn't want to join the overwhelming majority of democrats and republicans who support doing one thing on behalf of the american people. increasingly, i think that isolation is becoming clear. and i expect that house republicans will be hearing from their constituents and maybe fromther folks whose opinion they respect, and maybe thatill have an effect. the politics of this are really so far less important than the substance here, because as i think jessica pointed out early on in the briefing, there is an absolute economic impact of failing to act here. there's a macroeconomic impact, a reduction
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Dec 9, 2011 1:00am EST
gentleman from texas for five minutes. >> thank you, mr. chairman. the way i see the fast and furious operation based on all the information that i've received is that the united states government, justice department, a.t.f., we're aware of a situation where guns could be bought in the united states, serious weapons, automatic, semiautomatic, sniper rifles, bought by purchasers who were observed by federal authorities , wanted to watch the guns go to mexico, go to the drug cartels, and see where they ended up. here's how it ended up. 2,000 weapons, based on the information that we've received from your department, 600 of those weapons are accounted for, the vast majority are not accounted for. we don't know what country they're in and who's got them. but this operation is serious to me because people died with this ill-founded decision. we talk about the two americans , the two agents, one, brian terry in mexico, the two agents, but at least 200 mexican nationals died too because of the united states watching these weapons, knowing where they were going, and lose those weapons
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Dec 24, 2011 10:00pm EST
at something like texas. but it is not just within the democratic party. when you look at the republican party, all of these figures, teddy roosevelt, charles evans hughes, coming out of republican candidates. out of the democratic party, you see franklin roosevelt. new york as a state has two machines really going. it has a pretty significant effect. >> two machines? >> the same as a machinist at tammany machine. >> the republicans had an incredibly powerful network as well. >> what is tammany hall? >> tammany hall is technically just the new york city's democratic party. the manhattan democratic party. tammany hall from the mid-19th century was best known as the machine of machines in urban america. it was identified as a primarily irish machine. a machine that really depended on the neighborhood power, word power, and that was as much about taking care of your neighborhood and the coming up through the neighborhood as it was anything really about national politics. tammany hall is the most powerful force in new york city politics at that moment, but really in new york state
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Dec 30, 2011 2:00pm EST
is susan from north richland hills, texas, democrat. caller: i agree with everything your guest is saying, everything. what i found totally fascinating with truck presley, he has a personal worth of over $6 million, did not understand the question from the man talking about jobs. -- chuck grassley. it blew my mind. host: let's hear from a republican from nevada. don. caller: good morning. let me preface my question first. i am a naturalized immigrant and a veteran. this morning on the news i heard that the justice department's set up a hotline for illegals to make sure their rights are not trampled on and or if they have issues. i know that the obama administration specifically the justice department has been suing quite a few states that are inundated with illegals and would like to have some kind of i.d. card. my question to you is, is it the policy of the democratic party to facilitate illegals? if so, will you facilitate all illegals come around a world or is it just a temporary policy? guest: i probably and will not be the expert on immigration for the long term. the number-on
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Dec 29, 2011 7:00am EST
i would to go to january 3. we are operating under the rules passed by the rnc and dnc. host: texas. lawrence, a democrat. caller: i have two statements that i would like to address and some of the previous callers did not get to. i cannot understand what republicans continue to do is blame barack obama for all of the downfall. when you come on and make a statement that we are here to remove barack obama, what do you think american people think? is it the only reason you want to get a republican in there, to remove barack obama? and you have to look at the candidates you have. for america to come back strong, we need the best candidates -- no matter independent, republican, whatever and they are. that is we need in office. not just put anybody in there because they are republican. i will shut up and listen to what you have to say. guest: sure, thank you for the call. it is not just about replacing a person in the white house but about replacing the principles and policies we have seen from the president. what we have seen from the president is unsustainable spending. we've got a $15
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Dec 24, 2011 7:00am EST
republican congressman from texas, he gets on there when they are talking about the payroll tax and everything that means something to the american people, and he is telling some college football player and he spends his time talking about baylor university, and this football player. that is really meaningful and really helpful to the american people. the john doe citizen out there. host: you were probably listening to morning speeches when the house comes in for about a first hour, sometimes. they let members of congress come to the floor and give five- minute general speeches. typically they are focused on something from their district, where they talk about that. but once they get to debate on a certain legislative issue, then they move on from there. guest: in the house, they do. on the senate, they are large sections of time where they are not doing anything. journalists have observed this and that is the thing for people in washington. we take it as the normal course of business. people are talking about issues of work is going on behind the scenes. people are talking in back
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Dec 27, 2011 1:00am EST
. he got hooked on a sleeping pill and was himself in a hotel room in texas for over a week so he could get off it. he went to veterans' groups around the nation, talking about what was known as battle fatigue back then. he did not have a lot of success in raising awareness. to overcome the stigma that exists relating to these invisible wounds, and to avoid the same outcome on the other side of this war, we must continue to study and learn while raising awareness of support services put in place to ensure the men and women who selflessly serving our country are cared for properly in the event they are injured or in need of help. as the focus of this pilots, this is particularly important as pertains to reserve soldiers. we are able to more effectively influence soldiers serving on active duty and help them mitigate stressors affecting them. it is more difficult to do so in the case of individuals not serving on active duty. that are often geographically removed from a support network provided by military installations. they like the camaraderie of fellow soldiers and daily oversight and
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Dec 10, 2011 8:45pm EST
tell one story, i went up with george shultz to me to the senator of the chairman kennedy of texas. he was not a rocket scientist. he is no longer alive. we were talking with tampa -- him about labour legislation because he had wanted an initiative on that. george was explaining what the problems were. he was going on for about a half an hour. before getting bored. a phone call came in. george was such an important labor secretary. he said i cannot interrupt. i am an important meeting. with the secretary of agriculture. [laughter] they went back in the car together. i said i think he is a dummy. he said he said -- that cannot be true. you should be more charitable. i said i still think he is a dummy. >> history will tell you. back to george shultz, if there was a congress that was more bipartisan and encouraging to the compassion and initiatives of the next administration activities, -- >> and more creative and coming up with alternative ways to getting things done. >> with that in mind, george shultz was a supporter of cabinet government. it worked well what of this idea of being
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Dec 26, 2011 5:20pm EST
? >> the mention of the arabs spring, two weeks ago, in texas, a person was scheduled to speak at the hilton hotel with pressure from care and the muslim brotherhood. that was canceled. the hilton is very high-profile american corporations, international interest, and what did you feel the ramifications of that might be? this is ansure intelligence or policy question for any of us to comment on. if i could add one footnote, it is the issue about intelligence warning, me, and gregg put his finger on it, it is a matter of timing. somebody wrote a paper in 1979 -- had a team of analysts that looked at these issues, and i have always been one who was one of a more dour people, but these are serious issues. the datapoint is the birth rate in russia is declining. it is the only moderate advance society where the protections are in the next 30 years the number of russians will go from 140 billion to the 110 million range. if you look at the consequences of that, how do you man an army? do you import your work forces from central asia? if you take about the problems the russians have alre
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Dec 4, 2011 10:30am EST
career. this is bill clinton, who actually ran the george mcgovern campaign in texas, as many of you know. >> think of just the highlights of this fascinating life. pilot, a teacher, congressman, senator, first director of food for peace, author with senator dole of the food stamp program, courageous critic of the vietnam war, first and only person from south dakota so far to be nominated for president, united nations delegate under presidents ford and carter, advocate for disarmament and peace in the middle east. when i was president, united nations ambassador to the food and agriculture organization, recipient of the medal of freedom, and with senator dole, the inspiration for the school funding program. george did not tell you what happened with the $300 million. there are 130 million children in this world who never darkened a schoolhouse door. their idea was to say to poor kids across the world and to their parents, you can have one good nutritious meal a day no matter how poor you are, but you have to come to school to get it. after we passed that little bit the initiative in a
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Dec 21, 2011 10:00am EST
, and i think it will backfire. >> jackie from dallas, texas, on the republican line. >> i think the senate should do what they are doing. the senate originally wanted the one-year tax cut extended. the republicans did not want that. everything the republicans asked for, the senate gave it to them. now all of a sudden the speaker and republicans are saying we need you to come back and do our job. what good is it going to be for a committee? they have the super a committee and nothing could get resolved. they have the debt ceiling and nothing could get resolved. -- they had the super 8 committee, and nothing could get resolved. i think sometimes the democrats are standing up. they have tried to work with republicans and work with republicans, but now they are in hot water behind this, and now they want to blame it on the democrats. >> headlines from "the washington times." the house voted to enter negotiations over the payroll tax cut. the top democrat refused to bring back the senate before the new year. phil joining us on the republican line from boston. >> party republicans are doi
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Dec 22, 2011 5:00pm EST
-- 30-day policy. one more call from rockwell, texas. >> i was disgusted how this deal went down. i feel the senate that had a deal with republicans to make this two-month extension, and i feel the to party held this -- the tea party held this up. you cannot change rules to force people not to be able to vote. i was disgusted with my own party. >> jim, thanks for your calls. you can continue discussion at c-span.org. thanks again for the calls. next up, we will take you to an anniversary this week, the anniversary of the pan am flight 103. a memorial was held this week at arlington national cemetery. attorney general eric holder attended, as well as the fbi director mueller. >> we remember them. john ahern. sarah aker. thomas emmerman. martin apfelbaum. judith atkinson. william atkinson iii. jerry everett. clare louise bachiochi. harry bainbridge. stewart barclay. lawrence bennet. theodora cohen. >> vernon bergstrom. alistair berkeley. michael bernstein. diane fuller. paula alderman. francis boyer. nicholas bright. colleen brunner. timothy berman. >> [speaking names] valerie kennedy
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Dec 7, 2011 1:00pm EST
senate amendments and modifications committed to conference, messrs. smith of texas, coble and conyers. from the committee on natural resources, for consideration of sections 313, 601 and 197 of the house bill and modifications committed to conference, messrs. hastings of washington, bishop of utah and markey. from the committee on oversight and government reform for consideration of sections 598, 662, 803, 813, 844, 847, 849, 937 through 939, 1081, 19 -- 1091, 1101 through 1111 and sections 827, 845, 1044, 1102 through 1107 and 2812 of the senate amendments and modifications committed to the conference, messrs. ross of florida, lankford and cummings. from the committee on science, space and technology, for consideration of sections 11 sand 1098 of the house bill and sections 885, 911, 912 of division e of the senate amendments and modifications committed to conference, messrs. hall, quail and sam johnson of texas. from the committee on small business, for consideration of section 804 of the house bill and sections 885 through 887 much division e of the senate amendments and mo
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Dec 15, 2011 7:00am EST
, georgia on the line for democrats. hello. are you there? we will go to texas, republican line. caller: i do not believe obama really believes what he said. he just read a speech. they are criticizing mitt romney about changing positions on issues. obama is doing the same thing there. host: we are talking about the payroll tax cut. caller: i was thinking about the war. that is what was specifically mentioned. as far as the surtax, we need to compromise both ways, both on spending and tax increases, but it needs to be fair. we know that not everyone is paying their fair share. 47% of americans do not pay any taxes. bottom line, i think everyone has already mentioned most of those comments. congress has spent its money over the years -- social security is in trouble. in 1983 or 1985, they increased the social security taxes to pay for these baby boomers. what did congress do? they continue to spend the money, both democrats and republicans. we are really in trouble. i hope there will be compromise to pay down the debt. that would rejuvenate the economy, i think. obviously, there
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Dec 14, 2011 7:00am EST
comes from the petersons from texas. merry christmas to you. caller: merry christmas to you, peterson. -- merry christmas to you, peter. host: do you talk on your cellphone when you drive? caller: no, and neither does she. host: do you think there should be banned? caller: yes, it is dangerous. you cannot concentrate on the road with all of those buttons. it is just dangerous. host: how is everything else going down there? caller: we were dry but we are starting to get a little bit of rain today. host: all set for christmas? caller: all set, peter. caller: we were making one more. one more christmas -- because he is 71 and item 81. host: i just talk to my mom and she is 81 and she is getting ready for us to come out for christmas. caller: we have been married 45 years, peter. host: i am not even that old. caller: we did not want to hear that. host: not quite the truth. all right, got to let you go. thank you for calling and merry christmas. "the houston chronicle" this morning -- that is the lead story this morning in "the houston chronicle." jamie in manassas, virginia. you support t
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